Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet and then also leave our school football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful triumph, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real soccer, so will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff on building a statement. Louisville does have to expect they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this case they really are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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